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Malaysian teacher facing trespass charges may have no lawyer

She is refusing to speak to anyone, and is due in court tomorrow

Published on Mar 3, 2014 8:57 AM
The court heard last week that Nurul Rohana Ishak is of unsound mind and unfit to make a plea.

The Malaysian teacher who entered Singapore illegally will likely be heading into her pre-trial conference tomorrow without a lawyer.

Nurul Rohana Ishak, who slipped past immigration officers at Woodlands Checkpoint on Jan17 by tailgating a car, has refused to communicate with anyone, making it difficult for any defence counsel to help her.

"It's difficult as she won't speak to anybody, period," Malaysian Deputy High Commissioner Kamsiah Kamaruddin told The Straits Times yesterday.

Nor has the 27-year-old Kedah native spoken to her parents since she entered Singapore.

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